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7th Swiss HEP Preceptorship Meeting

May 28th - 29th, 2020, Bern, Switzerland
organized by
Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale Lugano and University Hospital (Inselspital) Bern


"What is Challenging in the Management of Chronic Liver Diseases in 2020?"

The HEP Preceptorship is a 1.5 day interactive course organised by the hospital in Lugano (EOC) and the University Hospital Bern (Inselspital) for about 40-50 physicians from different countries. This exquisite event takes place every year since 2013 and has hosted many internationally renown speakers. The aim of the HEP Preceptorship is to provide an interactive course for young and interested hepatologists and gastroenterologists with many topics around chronic liver diseases. Please have a look at this years interesting program with the title “What is Challenging in the Management of Chronic Liver Diseases in 2020?”!

This year we have a special lecture with Prof Dr med. Francesco Negro about Hepatology in resource-limited countries, furthermore we will tutor the participants to develop a patient case using an online voting system.
We look forward to welcome you to an exciting and interesting HEP Preceptorship 2020. Please feel free to subscribe in the registration area of this website. We will respect the submitted forms on a first-come-first-serve basis until we reach a maximum of 50 participants.

7th Swiss HEP Preceptorship Meeting - What is Challenging in the Management of Chronic Liver Diseases in 2020?
Thursday May 28th 2020
Friday May 29th 2020
08.50 - 09.00
Opening Remarks (Andrea De Gottardi)
Session 1:
Liver diagnostics (moderator: Jean-François Dufour)
09.00 - 09.30
Radiological liver anatomy: all US, CT and MR can do (Martin Maurer)
09.30 - 10.00
The virtual liver biopsy: all non-invasive methods can do (Annalisa Berzigotti)
10.00 - 10.20
Clinical case discussion with focus on Hep B/D (Nasser Semmo)
10.20 - 10.40
Coffee Break
Session 2:
The game-changing papers in hepatology 2019-2020 (moderator: Jaime Bosch)
10.40 - 11.10
Game-changing papers with clinical relevance (Massimo Colombo)
11.10 - 11.40
Game-changing papers with basic/translational relevance (Markus Heim)
11.40 - 12.00
Clinical case discussion with focus on NASH (Chiara Becchetti)
12.00 - 13.30
Lunch Break
13.30 - 14.30
Work in 3 groups: preparing a case discussion (using mentioned.com) with tutors (Pompilia Radu, Christine Bernsmeier, Maria Delgado)
Session 3:
Focus on rare diseases (Annalisa Berzigotti)
14.30 - 15.00
The liver in cystic fibrosis (Mario Strazzabosco)
15.00 - 15.30
Polycystic liver disease (Joost Drenth)
15.30 - 16.00
Checkpoint inhibitors and liver disease (Guido Stirnimann)
16.00 - 16.20
Clinical case discussion with focus on PSC/PBC (Joachim Mertens)
16.20 - 16.40
Coffee break and Preceptorship group picture
Session 4:
How I correctly diagnose... (Nasser Semmo)
16.40 - 17.00
Acute or chronic liver failure (Richard Moreau)
17.00 - 17.20
Hepatocellular carcinoma (Jean-François Dufour)
17.20 - 17.40
Alcoholic liver disease (Susana Rodrigues)
17.40 - 18.00
Autoimmune hepatitis (Benedetta Terziroli)
Dinner at the Restaurant
Session 5:
Interactive session (moderator: Andrea De Gottardi)
08.30 - 09.45
Case presentations (3 working groups and tutors)
09.45 - 10.30
Special lecture: Hepatology in resource-limited countries (Francesco Negro)
10.30 - 10.50
Coffee break
Session 6:
Therapies in herpetology: What's next? (moderator: Maria Gabriela Delgado)
10.50 - 11.15
Portal hypertension (Jaime Bosch)
11.15 - 11.40
Liver transplantation (Marina Berenguer)
11.40 - 12.05
Hepatocyte transplantation (Anil Dhawan)
12.05 - 12.30
Hep C micro-elimination (Philip Bruggmann)
12.30 - 12.50
Best case presentation award and closing remarks (Jean-François Dufour)
Farewell lunch


Registration Form
For 7th Swiss Preceptorship Meeting. May 28th-29th, 2020
You can download the files after the event, which will take place on the 28th-29th of May 2020.







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CME: for our physicians working in Switzerland, we have received the accreditation from SGGSSG:
May 28th: 7 credits; May 29th: 4 credits.


CPD: for our physicians working in other European countries, we have requested the accreditation of the European CPD points, which have been granted for all our past events.